December 1, 2021

LIVE ONLINE: Tuesday, December 14 @ 8PM, Secret Science Club presents Neuroscientist, Psychologist, and Author Antonio Damasio on “Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious,” FREE!

Consciousness! Secret Science Club presents world-renowned researcher & best-selling author Antonio Damasio

Join us live via Zoom on Tuesday, December 14 @ 8PM (Eastern Time USA) "Doors" open at 7:30PM 

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At the next Secret Science Club, neuroscientist & author Antonio Damasio unlocks the story of human consciousness.

In recent decades, many philosophers and cognitive scientists have declared the problem of consciousness unsolvable, but Antonio Damasio argues that recent findings in biology, neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence give us a path toward understanding consciousness and its significance for human life.

Join us as we explore the relationship between our minds, bodies, feelings, and emotions—and how our complex human consciousness has evolved throughout the eons.

Before & After

--Mix up our soothing, seasonal cocktail of the night, the "Peace of Mind"… (recipe below!)
--Groove to ever-evolving tunes
--Bring your questions for the live Q&A
--Snag a copy of Antonio Damasio’s new book, Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious here

Antonio Damasio is the director of the Brain and Creativity Institute and a professor of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy at the University of Southern California. Throughout his decades-long career, he has made seminal contributions to the understanding of brain processes underlying emotions, feelings, decision-making, and consciousness. The recipient of numerous scientific awards and prizes, Dr. Damasio is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of Descartes’ Error, The Feeling of What Happens, Looking for Spinoza, Self Comes to Mind, The Strange Order of Things, and most recently Feeling & Knowing.

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Cocktail Recipe for the “Peace of Mind” (created by Joe Cacciola/Mixologist)
Ingredients: 1½ oz Bourbon, ½ oz Peach Schnapps, ½ oz Simple Syrup**, Juice of ½ Lemon, 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters, Club Soda, Slice of Lemon (for garnish)
- Fill a rocks glass with ice.
- Add all the ingredients except the club soda and stir well.
- Top off with club soda and garnish with a lemon slice.
**Simple Syrup Recipe
- Mix equal parts sugar and water. Bring to a slow boil in a saucepan and reduce heat, then let simmer for a few minutes and let cool to room temperature. (This mixture will last 2 weeks in the refrigerator.)

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.